Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Germany: Court rejects Niqab driver's complaint

(Karlsruhe)  A Muslim woman banned from driving in Germany due to her wearing the full Islamic face veil, wasn’t happy, so took the government to court in which to try and get the ban lifted.
 Unfortunately for her the court ruled that the law did not violate her religious freedom. She didn’t help her own case by failing to explain how she faced harm by driving unveiled. German traffic laws, insist that drivers must have "unhindered all-around visibility" in order to protect other drivers and may "not cover up or obscure their face so that it is no longer recognizable. The law, which was approved in September last year, also aims to help police identify and prosecute drivers for traffic violations.